Pastoring Through a Pandemic

The First 90 Days of Crisis Leadership

Christian - Non-Fiction
150 Pages
Reviewed on 06/24/2021
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Author Biography

Reginald Bernard began his secular career as a Certified Public Accountant who served some of the largest professional service firms in the world during the corporate scandals of the early 2000's.

He resigned positions with the largest professional services firm in the world and the third largest telecommunications company in the world to enter ministry. He has served the King Solomon Baptist Church for almost twenty years.

He is married and has two sons who are both in college. COVID 19 touched the very foundation on which their faith is based.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite

Pastor R. D. Bernard shares his heart and his church during the COVID-19 crisis in his book Pastoring through a Pandemic. His actions and beliefs are inspiring. His church is to be commended for its love for other members and for the whole community. Because of his leadership, his church is a shining example of how a church should respond to any crisis. I feel sure Pastor Bernard would say it was because of God’s leadership and not his leadership. However, he is the man God used to lead his church in being examples of the love of Christ. His wisdom is seen in his writing. The book begins with several testimonies from church members. Then it goes into readings taken from his personal journal during the period from March to June 2020.

Pastor R. D. Bernard has authored an inspiring book concerning the actions taken by his church during the COVID-19 crisis. In Pastoring through a Pandemic, the reader will be thrilled by the testimonies from church members of the faithfulness of God. They will find insight into the often misunderstood life of a pastor. They will learn that pastoring is hard and so much more than working 3 hours a week. Of importance to other pastors as well as congregants is the list of the four principles that guided decisions during this challenging time. The four are: 1) remember that the Word of God is the foundation; 2) control what you can; 3) avoid a bunker mentality; and 4) keep close watch over the flock. This book is a fantastic guidebook for all pastors.

Norma Durant

This book is very intriguing. Thank you for answering the call of Shepherd and being such a distinguished leader. Your desire and passion for people to know God is awesome. The life that you live before people is exemplary. Thank you for your commitment and service.

Renee James

Enjoying the book immensely, can't put it down!

Brenda L Bernard

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. Once I began reading, I couldn’t stop until I read the entire book!

Elizabeth Turnage

Just reading the book made me realize how COVID affected each member differently. What was so amazing to me was Pastor Bernard's ability to hold the flock together and finding the time to put down every detail of his day, the constant meetings, phone calls, etc. His faith was in God, who was in charge.

Linda Sandles

This book was easy to read and full of God’s Amazing Grace!

Laqwonya Bell-Brown

Great book! I read this book twice. God is so amazing!